08-24-2013 02:03 PM
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  1. mission_mode's Avatar
    I am suitably impressed with my 8" after 1 day. This evening while catching up on a few things I have watched about 3 hours of video with the speakers on Dolby Movie mode, and its still at 75% battery.
    07-16-2013 09:46 PM
  2. MarkFL88's Avatar
    I plan on getting one as soon as I can unload either my Nexus 7 or Hisense 7 Pro I don't need a 3rd tablet :-) but the 8 inch screen really is the sweet spot for me I am finding my 7 inch devices are just a bit too small specially for web browsing. I was a bit concerned about the specs on the Tab 3 8 mostly the processor but than I thought about what I do with my tablet which is surf the web watch Netflix and play a few simple games all of this the 1.5 Gig dual core will do just fine. I played with one at Best Buy and felt the performance was good. I am just not sure if I should hold out and see if any other manufacturers come out with 8 inch screens I wish ASUS would I like their tablets.
    07-17-2013 06:56 AM
  3. knrstz64's Avatar
    Anyone have any specific feedback for someone looking to upgrade from a nexus 7? So far I have liked the 7 but I need more than 16gb of memory. I played with the tab 3 8.0 at best buy and loved the shape. I like the note but the bezels make it too wide for me. The new nexus 7 will be great but I want a bigger tablet. Can anyone even notice the difference of a better display than what's on the 8.0? Most reviews I have read said the display is very good. Also, does this thing lag? I don't play games on a tablet. However I want web browsing and Netflix to be quick.
    07-18-2013 01:47 PM
  4. mission_mode's Avatar
    It's not really THAT much bigger than the 7". But I like the Display a lot. I've experienced no lag in the 3 days I've had it. Battery life is great. Watched 3 hours of Newsroom the other night and it used 25% of the battery or less. If I'd known the pricing and the RAM in the Nexus7 2 I might have waited, but I've got no issues at all with this tablet. I guess I'm having trouble adapting to the middle hard button because both my old HP Touchpad with CyanogenMod and my HTC EVO 3D have those functions on the leftmost control - but its pretty minor.
    07-18-2013 02:09 PM
  5. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Yea, Im debating that. Heres a pic.

    http://imageshack.us/a/img22/3462/gk0a.jpg
    Definitely take it back for return. If debris made its way under there who knows what else can get in there. Plus, the scree could be damaged with the dust that is in there now.

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk 2
    07-19-2013 09:23 AM
  6. N2myN2's Avatar
    Getting my daughter a Tab 3 7.0 for her tenth birthday this Sunday.
    Rob
    07-19-2013 12:18 PM
  7. Truwire's Avatar
    I picked up the tab 3 8 after much debate between it and the note 8...while the quad core would be nice I dont find it overly necessary and I see S Pen as a gimmick and as someth that I will lose. The tab 7 just seemed to small as I was used to an iPad mini... I definitely have no issues with the tab 3 8.

    Sent from my SM-T310 using Tapatalk 2
    07-22-2013 11:37 PM
  8. F0REVERY0UNG-'s Avatar
    Has no one gotten the 10.1?
    I already have a Nexus 7, and I'm looking into a larger screen.
    The 10.1 fits pretty nicely into my budget, but is no one else here interested in it? lol

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using AC Forums mobile app
    07-23-2013 05:09 AM
  9. tube517's Avatar
    Just got the Tab 3 7 in on a trade for my HTC Amaze. Great deal as I wasn't planning on getting one at all. Now, I love mine. Now looking for a case.
    07-27-2013 08:55 PM
  10. vpblaze's Avatar
    I picked up a 7.0 today. I was fairly impressed with it. Some key features that are missing.
    I will he returning it in a couple of days and giving the 10.1 a whirl and seeing if that will meet my needs.
    My pickiness aside, they are great tablets. For the price, the 7.0 isn't bad. For a power user, I could see it being a bit choppy, but for every day at home, Web browsing and multimedia use, I think it would be perfect.

    Posted via Android Central App on my Note 2!
    07-27-2013 09:01 PM
  11. Cardinal51's Avatar
    Has no one gotten the 10.1? . . .
    I have had my Tab3 10.1 inch for 3 weeks now. Runs like a charm !
    07-28-2013 06:01 AM
  12. MarkFL88's Avatar
    I picked up the Tab3 8 inch and love it. The 8 inch screen is the sweet spot for me the 7 inch screen on my Nexus 7 was just a little too small oh and comparing to my quad core Tegra 3 Nexus 7 the Samsung Tab3 8 does everything faster so don't get too hung up on the processor only being dual core it is more than enough to power this tab well. I am very impressed with the construction and the performance of this tablet.
    07-29-2013 05:52 AM
  13. F0REVERY0UNG-'s Avatar
    I have had my Tab3 10.1 inch for 3 weeks now. Runs like a charm !
    I've been reading and watching a lot of reviews and people are sating that the screen is terrible and a lot of the touchwiz functions are missing.
    How do you like the screen, is it terrible or are reviewers exaggerating?

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using AC Forums mobile app
    07-30-2013 12:51 PM
  14. Cardinal51's Avatar
    I think the screen is good. Much better than my netbook.

    Sent from my AGB-1875
    07-30-2013 01:58 PM
  15. chadthebuilder's Avatar
    The screen is OK, but not great. You can definitely see individual pixels, if that is a big deal for you.

    Posted from my new Nexus 7
    07-30-2013 02:51 PM
  16. lulufarn's Avatar
    I picked up the Tab3 8 inch and love it. The 8 inch screen is the sweet spot for me the 7 inch screen on my Nexus 7 was just a little too small oh and comparing to my quad core Tegra 3 Nexus 7 the Samsung Tab3 8 does everything faster so don't get too hung up on the processor only being dual core it is more than enough to power this tab well. I am very impressed with the construction and the performance of this tablet.
    I hope u or someone reading this can help me. I just got the samsung galaxy tab 3 and i like it. I like to peruse pinterest, when i find an item i like, i find it VERY HARD if not IMPOSSIBLE to repin it. can someone tell me how to re-pin on my board?
    07-31-2013 07:14 PM
  17. Chiefmcfuz's Avatar
    All of a sudden it is lagging quite a bit. No new apps installed.
    08-02-2013 11:37 AM
  18. mission_mode's Avatar
    Funny you say that, I thought I was noticing it too. When you say no new apps, does that include updates? There were a number of updates including the "Allsharecast dongle..."

    EDIT: A restart did seem to resolve it though. I think that's the first time I've restarted it since I got it.
    08-02-2013 02:12 PM
  19. Hurrycanejohn's Avatar
    Funny you say that, I thought I was noticing it too. When you say no new apps, does that include updates? There were a number of updates including the "Allsharecast dongle..."
    Lagging in what way? I haven't noticed any slowdown on my 8.0.
    08-02-2013 02:20 PM
  20. mission_mode's Avatar
    I believe that it was Facebook and Gmail that I particularly noticed it on. they are the 2 apps I start most often so that would make the most sense in terms of me noticing. I've just tried a number of things and I don't notice any lag at this point. But I did feel either last night or first thing this morning that it was taking a while for them to switch/load.
    08-02-2013 02:23 PM
  21. chadthebuilder's Avatar
    Funny you say that, I thought I was noticing it too. When you say no new apps, does that include updates? There were a number of updates including the "Allsharecast dongle..."

    EDIT: A restart did seem to resolve it though. I think that's the first time I've restarted it since I got it.
    Restarting will clear the RAM, close all open apps, ect. If you haven't restarted in a while, it will slow down once it starts running out of RAM.

    Posted from my new Nexus 7
    08-02-2013 02:58 PM
  22. mission_mode's Avatar
    Restarting will clear the RAM, close all open apps, ect. If you haven't restarted in a while, it will slow down once it starts running out of RAM.

    Posted from my new Nexus 7
    That's only supposed to be true if you aren't closing Apps, and Android is also supposed to take care of that. Like most computers it is still a good idea to restart and clean it up a bit more fully now and then.

    But we still don't know if HurrycaneJohn has seen an improvement from restarting as well.
    08-02-2013 06:01 PM
  23. dharmik28's Avatar
    Go for nexus7(2013)

    Sent from my Xolo_X900 using AC Forums mobile app
    08-02-2013 06:02 PM
  24. Hurrycanejohn's Avatar
    Mission_mode

    I always clear the cache and make sure to end active apps. I also power off my tablet overnight. I 've not seen any lagging thus far.

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-02-2013 07:45 PM
  25. Hurrycanejohn's Avatar
    Go for nexus7(2013)

    Sent from my Xolo_X900 using AC Forums mobile app
    YA .....I heard you can end world hunger and solve global warming/cooling just by purchasing a new Nexus 7(2013). LOL

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-02-2013 07:47 PM
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